City and County of St. John

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City and County of St. John was a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1917.

History[edit]

Originally, Saint John had a special setup for representation in Parliament. The City of Saint John itself returned one member, and the entire County of Saint John (including the city) returned one as well, and two between 1872 and 1896. In effect, the city itself had two or even three Members of Parliament. This practice continued until 1914.

After 1914, the counties of Saint John and Albert were joined, and the riding was known as St. John—Albert. It returned two Members of Parliament until 1935. In 1966, Albert County was moved to the Fundy—Royal riding and the district became known as Saint John—Lancaster. Saint John—Lancaster riding was abolished in the redistribution of ridings of 1976, and Saint John riding was created.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. John H. Gray, Conservative (1867–1872)
  2. Isaac Burpee, Liberal (1872–1885)
  3. Acalus Lockwood Palmer, Liberal (1872–1878)
  4. Charles W. Weldon, Liberal (1878–1891)
  5. Charles Arthur Everett, Conservative (1885–1887)
  6. Charles Nelson Skinner, Liberal (1887–1892)
  7. John Douglas Hazen, Conservative (1891–1896)
  8. John Chesley, Conservative (1892–1896)
  9. Joseph John Tucker, Liberal (1896–1904)
  10. Alfred A. Stockton, Conservative (1904–1907)
  11. William Pugsley, Liberal (1907–1911)
  12. John Waterhouse Daniel, Conservative (1911)
  13. John Douglas Hazen, Conservative (1911–1917)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Hamilton Gray acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 3,249 x
Liberal Acalus Lockwood Palmer 2,204 x
Unknown William Elder 1,771
Unknown D.S. Kerr 486  
By-election on 1 December 1873

On Mr. Burpee being appointed Minister of Customs, 7 November 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Isaac Burpee acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 2,826 x
Liberal Acalus Lockwood Palmer 2,261 x
Unknown J.V. Ellis 1,561  
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 2,686 x
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 2,449 x
Unknown George Edwin King 2,180  
Liberal Acalus Lockwood Palmer 1,981  
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 2,459 x
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 2,225 x
Conservative Charles Arthur Everett 1,925  
Unknown W.H. Tuck 1,864  
By-election on 20 October 1885

On Mr. Burpee's death, 1 March 1885

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Arthur Everett acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal C.N. Skinner 4,136 x
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 4,063 x
Conservative Charles Arthur Everett 3,840  
Unknown E. McLeod 3,628  
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative J. Douglas Hazen 4,824 x
Liberal C.N. Skinner 4,448 x
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 3,832  
Unknown T.A. Rankine 3,503  
By-election on 22 November 1892

On Mr. Skinner's resignation, October, 1892

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Chesley acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Joseph John Tucker 3,924 x
Conservative J. Douglas Hazen 3,733 x
Independent D.J. McLaughlin 1,495  
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph John Tucker 5,449
Conservative Alfred A. Stockton 4,673
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Alfred A. Stockton 5,601
Liberal Harrison A. McKeown 4,964
By-election on 18 September 1907

On Mr. Stockton's death, 15 March 1907

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Pugsley acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Pugsley 5,582
Conservative Alexander William MacRae 5,086
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Waterhouse Daniel 5,491
Liberal James Lowell 5,381
By-election on 27 October 1911

On Mr. Daniel's resignation, 17 October 1911

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative J.D. Hazen acclaimed

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